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20 Jan 2022

Longford woman's call to 'Move for Memory'

Longford woman's call to 'Move for Memory'

Longford woman Kathryn Dennigan is calling on the people of Longford to join her on a climb up Croagh Patrick, to raise funds for a Memorial Seat at Glencar Lodge, Longford.

Glencar Lodge is the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit, to which Kathryn and her family are thankful, following the stellar care given to her granny, Bridget Greene, a native of Newtowncashel.

“She was looked after so well there and we, as a family, were so confident that she was safe and well cared for during her time there,” Kathryn told the Longford Leader this week.

Granny Greene passed away on April 17 last year, at the ripe old age of 90, and to remember her, Kathryn will be doing the climb on April 17 this year.

“She was a remarkable woman who was adored by her family and all of her grandchildren. I wanted to let her memory live on and, in some way, support other families who have loved ones in Laurel Lodge,” said Kathryn.

“I decided to raise money to buy a memorial seat for their garden area and dedicate it to the memory of Granny Greene. I wanted residents and their families to have somewhere to just sit and be together

“Those days just sitting, we didn’t even have to speak. Holding Granny’s hand meant so much to me. I want all families to have those moments with their loved ones too.”

Kathryn has set up a Facebook page, ‘Moving for Memory’, with a link to an iFundraise page where people can donate towards her cause.

She will be climbing Croagh Patrick on Easter Monday, April 17 - her granny’s first anniversary - and asks anyone who would like to challenge themselves to join her.

The climb will leave the carpark at the base of Croagh Patrick at 10am.

Details of the climb can be found on her Facebook page, Moving for Memory, and anyone interested can contact Kathryn via the Facebook page or by emailing kathryndennigan@hotmail.com.

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